The clerk’s office will absorb 131 employees and the tax office will receive 39. Neither will hire current Elections Administrator Clifford Tatum.
City officials tout the economic impact the Republican National Convention would bring in summer 2028, when the GOP presidential nominee is chosen.
A new state law, passed this spring by the Texas Legislature, to abolish Harris County’s Election Administrators office will now go into effect.
All eight mayoral candidates who participated in the forum agreed more money and organizations would help further reduce the city’s unhoused population.
The judge’s action stops Senate Bill 1750 from taking effect Sept. 1, but the attorney general’s office appealed the ruling hours later.
The longtime Houston congresswoman secured the progressive group’s backing Saturday over fellow frontrunner John Whitmire.
Christie is the most well-known conservative candidate in the mayoral race field, which is largely made up of Democrats like John Whitmire and Sheila Jackson Lee.
Convention economic impact estimates do not account for people who otherwise would travel to cities for business or leisure that are displaced by the massive crowds and security presence brought by a national convention, one expert said.
If Houston is chosen, the RNC will take place in July or August 2028, and could attract as many as 50,000 people, supporters say.
The poll, an online survey of 800 likely voters, offers an early glimpse at the issues expected to motivate residents in the Nov. 7 election.